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Reference Books for Pre-College Philosophy

Cam, Philip. Thinking Together: Philosophical Inquiry for the Classroom, Sydney: Primary English Teaching Association and Hale & Iremonger, 1995.

Costello, Peter R., ed. Philosophy in Children’s Literature. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011.

Fisher, Robert. Teaching Thinking: Philosophical Inquiry in the Classroom, London: Cassell, 1998.

Freakley, Mark, Gilbert Burgh, and Lyne Tilt MacSporran. Values Education in School: A Resource Book for Student Inquiry. Melbourne, Australia: ACER Press, 2008.

Goering, Sara, Nicholas Shudak, and Thomas Wartenberg, Philosophy in Schools: An Introduction for Philosophers and Teachers. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Gopnik, Alison. The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life. New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2009.

Hannam, Patricia and Eugenio Echeverria. Philosophy with Teenagers. London: Continuum, 2009.

Haynes, Joanna and Karin Murris. Picture Books, Pedagogy and Philosophy. London: Routledge Research in Education, 2011.

Isaacs, Susan. Intellectual Growth in Young Children. London: Routledge, 1930.

Jackson, T.E. “The Art and Craft of ‘Gently Socratic’ Inquiry” in Arthur L. Costa, ed.: Developing Minds: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking, 3rd Edition. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, pp. 459-65, 2001.

Lipman. Matthew. Philosophy Goes to School. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.

Lipman. Matthew. Philosophy in the Classroom. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1980.

Lipman. Matthew. Thinking in Education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Lipman. Matthew, Ann M. Sharp and Frederick Oscanyan. Growing Up With Philosophy, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978.

Lone, Jana Mohr. The Philosophical Child. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012 (at press).

Lone, Jana Mohr and Roberta Israeloff, editors. Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Marsal, Eva, Takara Dobashi and Barbara Weber, eds. Children Philosophize Worldwide. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009.

Matthews, Gareth. Dialogues with Children. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Matthews, Gareth. Philosophy and the Young Child. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1980.

Matthews, Gareth. Philosophy of Childhood. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994.

McCall, Catherine. Transforming thinking: Philosophical Inquiry in the Primary and Secondary Classroom. Great Britian: Routledge, 2009.

Needleman, Jacob. The Heart of Philosophy. New York: Penguin Books, 2003.

Pritchard, Michael S. On Becoming Responsible, Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1991.

Pritchard, Michael S. Philosophical Adventures With Children, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1995.

Pritchard, Michael S. Reasonable Children, Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1996.

Reed, Ronald. Talking With Children, Denver: Arden Press, 1983.

Schapiro, Tamar. “What is a child?” Ethics 109 (4): 715-38, 1999.

Shapiro, David. Plato Was Wrong! Footnotes on Doing Philosophy with Young People. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.

Wartenberg, Thomas. Big Ideas for Little Kids. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009.

White, David. Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder About Everything! Austin, Texas: Prufrock Press, 2000.

Worley, Peter. The If Machine. London: Continuun, 2011.